The Village of Perachora - Corinth prefecture
Trip Start Sep 12, 2012
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The Village of Perachora
I am out at the panoramic porch of our bungalow with my morning cup of coffee enjoying the serenity of the place. Nothing could stop me this first morning from getting up earlier to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the place. The name of the bungalow has this name –panorama! It is always peaceful out here anytime of day but this early hour it is even better. I can hear the soft splashing of waves by the coast and the noise of engines from fishing boats that pass by. There are times when ferries pass but from a distance. I don't know for what reason I love taking photos of them but traveling by ship is not my piece of cake.
I am happy where I am and in fact I would love to remain in the premises the whole day long if I could, but at this point we are here for some site-seeing as well
We want to get to the Heraion this morning through Perachora.There are however two ways to get here: directly from Loutraki (about 18 km) or through Perachora and this is where we are heading to first, though it does have a stretch of dirt road.
After a rich breakfast we set off for the nearby village of "Perachora" which is approximately 4 kms from where we stay and 7 km from the city. The village is located on the other side of where we stay and cannot be seen from the resort. It is 300 metres above sea level and the upper we drive the more beautiful view we have! The sinuous coast seems unbeatable, the beauty of nature at its best so I will let my photos speak for themselves.
With so many stops for photos I expect one day that Yianni will probably get tired of waiting for me in the car and drive off leaving me alone in the fields
Throughout the trip we come across pine, carob, cypress, and many olive trees found on rocky slopes, we see caves of different size on a higher level, more olive groves closer to the village as we approach. It seems that the villagers have their own produce of virgin olive oil.
The village has a population of 1.300 citizens and it is an inland settlement. In Greek the name of the village means –the land on the other side" of Isthmus of Corinth, or as it is now called, the modern Corinth Canal. The other side of this village is the (geographically opposite) ancient city of Corinth.
The village of Perachora was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1981, skirts the lake of Vouliagmeni and ends near a lighthouse (20km/12.5 miles) ….and this is where we are heading next.